Latest State Farm® survey finds 45% wear headphones while walking, another 70% admit to jaywalkingFor more media materials please visit: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/7966551-state-farm-pedestrian-safetyAURORA, ON, Nov. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - With clocks set to 'fall back' to daylight standard time this weekend Canadians will be getting a much needed extra hour of sleep. Although we'll be walking up to more sunlight it also means that dusk comes sooner, making the afternoon rush more risky for drivers and pedestrians. November is known as a very dangerous month for pedestrian injuries and fatalities. It becomes riskier for pedestrians to travel between 4:30 and 7 p.m. as drivers adjust to lower light visibility. And according to the latest national survey from State Farm Canada, it appears pedestrians may not be making it any easier on themselves. More than 50 per cent of Canadians don't think it's more dangerous to cross the road when clocks 'fall back' or 'spring forward'. During the hours and days following the change to standard time ( Nov 6), the risk of being struck or killed by a car increases as a result of conditions like poor visibility and sleep deprivation. "Pedestrian injuries and deaths are preventable and both drivers and pedestrians have a role to play in ensuring safety," says John Bordignon, Media Relations, State Farm Canada. "Research and experience tells us that roads are more dangerous in the days after the clocks change. Having drivers and pedestrians being patient, focused and obeying the rules of the road are essential in making sure that you and others around you get to your destinations safely." Distracted Walking As more of us consume content and communicate via our smartphones it may not be surprising to note that 40% of survey respondents admit to texting while walking. When you couple that with 45% using headphones to listen to music and 70% admitting to jaywalking the risks to both pedestrians and motorists increase exponentially.